NVIDIA Shield 4K Android TV Box Review with KODI & GAMES
4K HDR TV SHOWS AND MOVIES
NVIDIA SHIELD is an amazing Ultra HD streaming media player. It delivers the ultimate in picture quality with incredible 4K resolution in favorite apps like Netflix, YouTube, and VUDU, as well as the brightness, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR) in Netflix. Add in rich Dolby Atmos or 7.1 surround sound for a true home theater experience. Or plug your headphones into your SHIELD controller or SHIELD remote for a private listening experience.
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UNIVERSAL VOICE SEARCH
Quickly find what you’re looking for with Google’s advanced voice search to get content across all your apps, the latest sports scores, weather updates, and more. Just say “Big Hero 6” and get instant results from Google Play, VUDU, Disney Movies, and Starz, as well as related videos from YouTube. Search for “Modern Family” and find results from Netflix, HULU, VUDU, Google Play, YouTube, and more.
4K playback at 60 FPS (VP9, H265, H264)
4K capture at 30 FPS (H264, H265)
High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USB
High-resolution audio up-sample to 24-bit/192 kHz over USB
Supports: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WAVE, AMR, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, PCM, WMA, WMA-Pro, WMA-Lossless, DD+/DTS (pass-through), DTS-HD MA (pass-through), Dolby TrueHD (pass-through)
HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2
Two USB 3.0 (Type A)
IR receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)
Height: 1.0 in / 25 mm
Width: 8.3 in / 210 mm
Depth: 5.1 in / 130 mm
Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play Music
Photos & Videos
ProcessorNVIDIA® Tegra® X1 processor with a 256-core GPU and 3 GB RAMVideo Features4K HDR readyUp to 4K HDR playback at 60 FPS (H.265/HEVC)Up to 4K playback at 60 FPS (VP8, VP9, H.264, MPEG1/2)Up to 1080p playback at 60 FPS (H.263, MJPEG, MPEG4, WMV9/VC1)Format/Container support: Xvid/ DivX/ASF/AVI/MKV/MOV/M2TS/MPEG-TS/MP4/WEB-M AudioDolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound pass through over HDMIHigh-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USBHigh-resolution audio up-sample to 24-bit/192 kHz over USBAudio support: AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WAVE, AMR, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, PCM, WMA, WMA-Pro, WMA-Lossless, DD+/DTS (pass-through), Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD (pass-through), DTS-X and DTS-HD (pass-through) Storage16 GB (Note: portion of storage occupied by system software).NVIDIA recommends these USB 3.0 flash drivesfor best performance and compatibility on SHIELD TV:Wireless802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-FiBluetooth 4.1/BLECaptive Portal supportInterfacesGigabit EthernetHDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 and CEC supportTwo USB 3.0 (Type A)
Weight & SizeWeight: 8.8 oz / 250 gHeight: 3.858 in / 9.800 cmWidth: 6.26 in / 15.900 cmDepth: 1.02 in / 2.593 cm
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 (Nougat) powered by Android TV™ and Google Cast™ (Chromecast built-in)Software UpdatesSHIELD software upgrades directly from NVIDIAPower40 W power adapter (5-10 W typical consumption)Gaming FeaturesNVIDIA GeForce NOW™ game streaming serviceNVIDIA GameStream™NVIDIA Share Included AccessoriesSHIELD Controller-Mic for voice search -Hands-free voice support-Headset jack for private listening-Dual vibration feedback-IR blaster for TV volume & power control-60+ hour gaming battery lifeSHIELD Remote-Mic for voice search-IR blaster for TV volume and power control Included Apps
NVIDIA GamesNetflixAmazon VideoYouTubeGoogle Play StoreGoogle Play Movies & TVGoogle Play MusicVUDUPLEXPhotos and Videos
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World Class Performance
Incredibly fast and versatile enough to be a 4K HDR streamer, premium game conosle, Plex media server, smart home hub, and so much more.
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Cutting the Cord
With SHIELD you can cut the cord for good with live TV, DVR, and even live sports.
Accessibility - /10
Usability - /10
HD Quality streaming - /10
Application support - /10